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Building Official

Building Official

Our Building Department is here to serve the public by ensuring safe building practices, answer questions, and provide code information to the public. For further information please contact the Building Department at (360) 966-3411 ext.1500. You may also e-mail City of Everson's Certified Building Official, Jack Faulkner at .

The Building Department processes all building, plumbing, mechanical, and other miscellaneous permits (sign, fence, etc).  For electrical permits and inspections please contact the Department of Labor & Industries at 360.647.7300.  An original building permit application, two sets of drawings and all related forms are required. 

The latest Washington State Residential Energy code forms can be found here:
Scroll down the page to find the applicable forms for your project. NOTE: These pdf forms have drop down menus that must be completed within the document and then printed. You cannot download the forms and complete the forms by hand. Residential forms that are most commonly used are the:
Prescriptive Method
The prescriptive path is the typical compliance approach. To follow this approach, you will need to complete a prescriptive worksheet, glazing schedule, and heating system sizing calculator.
Single Family Prescriptive Worksheet
Multifamily Prescriptive Worksheet
Instructions for printing and emailing prescriptive worksheets
Prescriptive Checklist
Glazing Schedule
Heating System Sizing Worksheet
Alterations (Remodel) Worksheet
Commercial forms are available here:

 Review time varies based on the type of project.  Payment is due at the time of issuance. Inspections are scheduled Monday-Friday, from 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30 pm.  Please call in advance, 24-hour notice is required.

A City of Everson business license is required for all retail businesses, contractors and sub-contractors.  Contractor registration numbers are verified through the Washington State Labor and Industries.

The City of Everson enforces the Building Codes adopted by the Washington State Building Code Council. You can view the International Building Codes for free online here.